Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

  • -id > 9:3
   

Chromosome Theory Of Heredity (or Inheritance)

Hypothesis that principles of inheritance can be understood if genes are located at specific sites on chromosomes and that the behavior of chromosomes during meiosis is the physical explanation for Gregor Mendel’s observations. Proposed in 1902 by Walter Sutton (1877-1916), this idea is still held to be nonfalsifiable.

Full-Text Search Entries